[Smt-talk] equal division of the octave in pop songs

stellarreg at aol.com stellarreg at aol.com
Mon Aug 30 20:47:46 PDT 2010

Hi all,
Maybe a more popular (and overlooked) reference from Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody in the opera section's "thunderbolt of light'ning very, very frightening" segment is a hexatonic cycle leading out of the A major opening to a D flat major chord, which then progresses through an A flat major-C major-E major cycle before returning to A major.  Who knew Freddie was so deep?
Michael Sperr
Graduate Student
University of Connecticut  

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